2018 Latour Martillac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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WE 95 JS 93 JL 93 WA 93 WS 93 DC 92 JA 92 JD 92
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

Owned by the Kressmann family, this estate has released an ageworthy wine. Rich tannins are balanced by dark, juicy blackberry fruits and dense, concentrated tannins. The wine needs to age, so drink from 2026. - Roger Voss
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Aromas of blackcurrant, spiced cherry, charred wood and some smoked meat. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Tight layers of dark fruit and spice. Better from 2024.
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Vanilla, plums and smoky red fruits with a touch of flowers create the nose. Silky, medium-bodied, sweet, fresh, supple and juicy, with a little touch of cocoa in the finish, this is one of the best, if not the finest...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

(93+ points) Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Latour Martillac comes barreling out of the glass with bold notes of baked blackberries, plum preserves and redcurrant jelly, plus suggestions of garrigue, pencil...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2021

Sleek, with mesquite-infused cassis laced with an additional iron and sanguine thread. Finish picks up light savory and tobacco details. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2032. — J.M.
DC 92

Decanter, June 2023

2018 was especially excellent for the red wine from this estate. It’s seductive, velvety, generous and round, and it’s bursting with scents of berries, herbs and peonies. It’s also balanced, despite the high alcohol.
JA 92

janeanson.com, September 2021

Powerful with impact, has plenty of signature Pessac Leognan confidence and deft rich fruits, blackberry and black cherry straying ovr to ripe fig. Smoked cedar and clove suggest pretty hefty extraction and needs more...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

A plump, up-front, and nicely textured Pessac, the 2018 Château Latour-Martillac has lots of red and black fruits, classic Graves notes of damp earth, tobacco, and earth, medium to full body, ripe tannins, and wonderful...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%

Introducing the 2018 Latour Martillac, a Bordeaux Blend that embodies the essence of elegance and finesse. Hailing from the renowned Pessac Leognan sub-region of Bordeaux, this red wine is a true representation of the exceptional craftsmanship and terroir of the region. With a deep garnet-purple color that catches the eye, this wine is a visual delight.

On the nose, the 2018 Latour Martillac reveals a captivating array of aromas. The fragrance of blackcurrant fills the air, intertwined with notes of spiced cherry and a hint of charred wood. There is also a subtle presence of smoked meat, adding a touch of complexity to the bouquet. As the aromas dance around, they invite you to delve deeper into the sensory experience that awaits.

Moving onto the palate, this medium-to-full-bodied wine showcases its firm, fine-grained tannins. The layers of dark fruit and spice intertwine harmoniously, creating a symphony of flavors that captivate the taste buds. The wine exudes a sense of tightness and concentration, revealing its potential for further development.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded the 2018 Latour Martillac an impressive score of 93 points. He noted the wine's firm structure and fine-grained tannins, predicting that it will blossom even further from 2024 onwards. Wine Enthusiast also recognized the aging potential of this wine, awarding it a score of 95 points. They praised its rich tannins, balanced by juicy blackberry fruits, and recommended cellaring it until 2026.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate echoed the sentiment, awarding the wine 93+ points. They described its deep garnet-purple color and bold aromas of baked blackberries, plum preserves, and redcurrant jelly. The palate was praised for its sturdy frame of firm, grainy tannins and earthy finish. Jeff Leve of TheWineCellarInsider.com hailed the 2018 Latour Martillac as one of the best vintages he had ever tasted from the estate, praising its silky texture, freshness, and supple juiciness.

Decanter awarded the wine 92 points, highlighting its seductive, velvety nature and its ability to maintain balance despite its higher alcohol content. Wine Spectator also recognized its sleekness and mesquite-infused cassis flavors, while Jeb Dunnuck commended its purity, elegance, and wonderful balance.

Powerful and impactful, the 2018 Latour Martillac impresses with its signature Pessac Leognan confidence. With rich fruits of blackberry and black cherry, complemented by hints of smoked cedar and clove, this wine truly showcases its prowess. Aged in 40% new oak, this exceptional vintage promises to evolve gracefully over time.

In conclusion, the 2018 Latour Martillac is a standout Bordeaux Blend that embodies the essence of the Pessac Leognan region. With its complex aromas, firm structure, and harmonious flavors, this wine is a testament to the artistry of the Latour Martillac estate. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development, this wine is sure to captivate and delight any wine enthusiast.